Question of the week: Do you talk about your internship or job on your personal blog?
Last week’s Up/Down had 1,071 responses! When it comes to blogging about your job/internship, the vast majority of you said you don’t do it!
First of all, there is somewhat of a perception out there that Millennials spend their time blogging away, sharing all sorts of inane details about their daily struggles. One of our previous polls found that only 20% of you actually maintain your own personal blog. So, of that 20% only 11% of you are using your blog for venting about work issues. However small the number is, the issue is nonetheless an important one to address.
Although it may feel good at the time, this modern-day manifestation of the “water cooler” can have serious ramifications.
The use of social media and blogging as a release valve for dealing with workplace challenges has become somewhat of a hot button over the last couple of years. From mildly inappropriate statements to malicious rants, more and more frustrated workers are turning to the web to seek out sympathy from friends and wreak havoc on the targets of their anger. Although it may feel good at the time, this modern-day manifestation of the “water cooler” can have serious ramifications. Teachers have been fired for lambasting students, government employees have been reprimanded over inappropriate remarks, and employees in private companies have been fired for criticizing bosses. I even did an interview on CNN about the issue. Remember, once you put it out on the web it becomes public domain and therefore can be used against you. Be careful what you post!!!